Lars Hulgård: Social Innovation and Public Policy

Welcome to a K3 seminar with Lars Hulgård, visiting professor in Social Innovation, K3.

The title of the seminar is Social Innovation and Public Policy.

This will be an online seminar, carried out through Zoom, and it will take place on Wednesday, May 20 at 10.15-12.00. Please join here:

Below is an abstract for the talk.

Public policy and social innovation are both about changing resources, life chances and burdens, hopes and aspirations of people and places. Public policy stimulates social innovation in four different ways shaped by different ways of conceiving and practicing public governance and social change. The talk introduces to social innovation by drawing upon recent historical research. It situates social innovation in the tradition of social science and moves on to touch upon some pitfalls and possibilities. The talk ends with a discussion of four different ways of understanding the relation between social innovation and public policy. The talk is based upon research done for two books about social innovation and solidarity economy published in 2019 and a contribution to the international Atlas of Social Innovation.

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